VITA

Kate Stirling

Department of Economics 
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington 98416 
253-879-3590
stirling@ups.edu
http://webspace.pugetsound.edu/facultypages/stirling/


 

Degrees

Experience

Work in Progress

Publications and Papers

Book Reviews

Consulting

Awards

University Service


 

Degrees

B.A. summa cum laude, 1980, St. Martinís College

M.A. 1983, Ph.D 1987, University of Notre Dame

Experience:  

General Services Administration, Washington, DC. Economic forecaster, Summer 1980.

University of Notre Dame. Instructor in the Freshmen Writing Program, 1981-83; Research assistant, 1983-84.

University of Puget Sound. Assistant Professor of Economics, 1984-89; Associate Professor of Economics, 1990-96. Full Professor, since 1997. Chair of Economics, since 1993.

Washington State Institute for Public Policy. Public Policy Fellow, 1990-91.

 

Work in Progress:

The Impact of Child Support: Balancing the Needs of Children and their Noncustodial Parents.

Publications and papers:

"Further Consideration of the Economic Consequences of Marital Dissolution." University of Puget Sound Department of Economics Working Paper 88-2, 1988.

"Women Who Remain Divorced: The Long-Term Economic Consequences." Social Science Quarterly 70 (3), 1989.

"The Economic Consequences of Child Support in Washington State." Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 1991.

"Child Support Issues: What the Research Tells Us." Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 1991.

"The Road to Financial Security for Divorced Women: Who Succeeds, Who Does Not, and Why." Unpublished paper, 1992.

"Hunger among Children in Washington State." Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 1992.

"Child Support Reform: Are the Children Better Off?" Unpublished paper, 1993.

"Child Support Patterns in Washington State: 1993-1994." Co-authored with Steve OAS. Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 1995.

"The Poverty of Economics in Explaining Poverty among Women and Children." Co-authored with Mary Beckman. Presented at the International Association for Feminist Economists. August 1999.

"Work First? Women and Children Last?" Presented at Work, Welfare and Politics Conference, February 2000.

"Promoting Critical Thinking in Economics Education." Co-authored with Mary Beckman. Presented at the International Applied Business Research Conference. March 2000.

"Child Support Awards: Are Nonresident Dads Dead-Beat or Beat-up?" Submitted to Journal of Economics Issues, December 2000.

 

Book Reviews:

Classical Political Economy: A Survey of Recent Literature, William O. Thweatt, ed., in The Journal of Economic History, September 1989.

The Spread of Economic Ideas, Colander and Coats, ed., in The Journal of Economic History, December 1990.

Securing the Right to Employment, Philip Harvey, The Journal of Economic Issues, 1991.

 

Consulting:

Calculation of damages incurred in personal injury case, 1986

Expert witness for Puget Sound Law School, 1986-87

Report on welfare use for Puget Sound Legal Assistance, 1990

 

Awards Received Since Arrival at Puget Sound:

Martin Nelson Summer Research Award. University of Puget Sound, 1987.

Faculty Member of the Year. University of Puget Sound, Harrington Hall, 1988.

Faculty Member of the Year. University of Puget Sound, Panhellenic Inter-Fraternity Council, 1989.

Burlington Northern Curriculum Award. University of Puget Sound, Summer 1989.

Burlington Northern Outstanding Faculty Award. University of Puget Sound, 1990.

Public Policy Fellow. Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 1990-91.

John Lantz Sabbatical Enhancement Award. University of Puget Sound, 1992. For travel to and study of the economic transitions in the former Soviet Union, Poland, and Hungary.

Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound Teaching Award.

Faculty Member of the Year. University of Puget Sound, Residence Hall Association, 1995.

University of Puget Sound Faculty Teaching Award. Presented by the Academic Vice-President and Dean of the University on behalf of the Faculty Advancement Committee, 1996.

Martin Nelson Summer Research Award, 1996.

John Lantz Senior Fellowship. 1997-98

University Service:

1984-89 Women Studies Advising Committee

1987-88 Academic Advising Committee

1987-88 Prelude Instructor

1987-89 Curriculum Committee

1987-89 Salary Committee

1988-89 Mortar Board Faculty Advisor

1989-90 Ad Hoc Core Review Committee

1991 Hewlett International Political Economy Seminar

1991-92 Health Promotion Committee

Prelude Instructor

Prelude Lecturer

1995 Presidential Task Force for the Future

1992-95 Curriculum Committee; Chair, 1993

1991-96 Political Economy Advisory Committee

1992-96 Faculty Senate, Vice Chair

1996-00 Prelude Advisory Committee

1987-96 Hearst Writing Committee, Chair for Social Sciences

1996-2001 Daedalus Committee

Since 1997 Writing Excellent Committee, Chair for Social Sciences

Since 1998 Faculty Scholarship Committee

Since 2001 Professional Standards Committee

2002-2003 Presidential Search Committee